Embracing Mobile Device Management to Empower Your Workforce
IT managers worldwide are significantly altering their mobile computing strategies. This shift is driving a profound impact on smartphone and tablet adoption in addition to management and security requirements. Necessitating this change is a significant generational shift of information workers — who are an increasingly empowered group — dictating the technology used to solve business issues. IT managers must respond to overwhelming requests to support smartphones and tablets because of the productivity improvements and cost efficiencies they can introduce and they’re shifting away from a one-size-fits-all, corporate-liable model to one that: 1) includes support for a diversity of platforms, and 2) is much more open to individually-liable devices connecting to corporate resources.
Experience is the single most important factor to achieve service excellence and is one of the major challenges faced by every network provider’s be it within the Enterprise, Campus or TSP networks today. One of the major reasons for this is static configuration and selection of end-to-end paths based on certain configured criteria, not taking into consideration, the real-time network variables.
Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) can boost the agility of network, service provisioning and operations. They are designed to merge the network into the age of the Cloud to become a service creation platform that empowers end users and delivers customized experiences. The industry has reached an inflection point and the status quo of the today’s networks is not sustainable. Communication Service Providers must adapt these rising phenomenon towards an open and agile infrastructure that’s simple to manage, efficient and programmable
‘Creating Network of Tomorrow with SDN-NFV’ session will give a quick overview on SDN and NFV technologies with a focus on how they differentiate and complement each other in various use cases. We will briefly present the capabilities that Tech Mahindra brings in this space.
In this 30-minute webcast, industry experts Mike Rothman, President of Securosis Research and Wolfgang Kandek, CTO of Qualys will share their top recommendations for making the most of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. With data breaches in the headlines of nearly every online magazine, it’s never been a better time to maximize cyber security awareness and translate it into pragmatic results for the enterprise.
During this webcast, attendees will learn
* Which tactics have the greatest effect on fostering cyber security awareness throughout the enterprise
* How to foster a risk-aware security culture while still encouraging trust among your employees and partners
* How to bridge the gap between IT security and IT operations (hint: knowing more about your assets is the first step)
Much like a great UI is designed for optimal user experience, a great API is designed for optimal consumer experience. But what defines great consumer experience? And how can you deliver it consistently in every API you develop? In this session we’ll cover these topics in-depth and demonstrate best practices for developing great APIs through collaboration.
You will learn:
- Elements that define a great API consumer experience
- How to consistently drive API design in every API developed
- Best practices for API strategy
- API design pitfalls to avoid
Solid state drives used to be a premium product with a premium price, but falling costs combined with improved performance have made them accessible to virtually all types of businesses for all types of applications.The dynamics of data storage have changed, so the overall cost of solid state and flash have become a better price-performance value than spinning disk. And solid state offers big benefits in reliability and manageability, in addition to increased capacity and speed.
Join industry experts from SanDisk and Lenovo to explore how to:
• Improve TCO/TCA
• Improve performance
• Reduce power and cooling costs
• Reduce rack space & cabling
• Improve reliability
In today's world of unprecedented growth in enterprise storage demands, traditional infrastructure provisioning and management methods just aren’t capable of keeping up with the frequent adjustments required within modern enterprises. New industry research sheds light on how software-defined storage gives modern enterprises a competitive edge, offering improved scalability, performance, and ease of use.
Please join us for an upcoming webcast on May 19th, featuring guest speaker Sr. Research Analyst Henry Baltazar with Forrester Consulting who will share insights on the growing need to rethink traditional data storage and on where the data industry is heading. Eric Carter, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Hedvig will share how Hedvig’s new software-defined storage solution can deliver modern storage for any enterprise compute environment.
Attend this webcast featuring industry experts from Forrester Research and Hedvig to discover:
•Why 55% of technology decision makers are expressing interest in or starting to implement software-defined storage
•What workloads IT leaders consider as top candidates to operate with software-defined storage
•Why the need for choice and flexibility are ushering in a new era of data management that brings the simplicity of public clouds to your data center
•How distributed systems technology transforms commodity server infrastructure into a scalable, resilient, self-service storage platform
Na het bijwonen van dit webinar weet u hoe u een mobiele IT-omgeving kunt implementeren die door het dynamisch aanpassen van de security instellingen overal voldoet aan de geldende regelgeving. Medewerkers zijn op deze manier altijd en overal productief en in staat de juiste dienstverlening te verlenen. Zo kunnen medewerkers van een financiele instelling niet alleen op iedere werkplek binnen kantoor, maar ook bij klanten thuis volgens het beleid van hun organisatie werken. Medewerkers in een ziekenhuis zijn in staat om op hun eigen werkplek, als ook bij de patient aan het bed in hun eigen vertrouwde omgeving te werken, zonder dat de privacy van gegevens in gevaar komt. En ook thuiswerken kan op deze manier mogelijk worden gemaakt binnen ieder bedrijf dat waarde hecht aan flexibel werken voor hun medewerkers, zonder de beveiliging uit het oog te verliezen.
Featuring Ben Person, Manager, ServiceNow Delivery, Dell Services, this video provides an overview of how the combined capabilities of Dell IT service management and ServiceNow helps you easily align IT with your business objectives. Learn how Dell Services can help ensure seamless service, proactive and responsive interaction and quality delivery.
Featuring Paola Arbour, Vice President, Services IT, Dell Services, this video provides an insight into the Service Integration and Management (SIAM) function. It helps understand how you can benefit from the flexibility and innovation of multisourcing and standard services, while delivering integrated services to the business.
The velocity of change for today's business has exposed weakness in traditional approaches to IT infrastructure. Forrester estimates that 58% of organizations measure storage provisioning in days, weeks, or even months. That’s simply not fast enough!
Hedvig has re-architected storage using modern, distributed systems capabilities giving you the toolset to successfully deal with the demands of modern business.
Attend this webinar for an introduction to Hedvig and learn:
Why software-defined storage is gaining momentum in the enterprise
How Hedvig is different from other solutions on the market
What Hedvig uniquely offers for DevOps and IT organizations
How good are your current test cases? How much coverage do they provide, and how do you know? And do your testers have the data they need, when they need it?
In this webcast, we will discuss ways to:
•create the optimum set of test cases, by importing requirements and existing tests from HP ALM, turning them into crystal clear requirements using visual flow charts and related tools
•find or synthetically create the right test data, linking them with expected results and directly to each test cases
•automate test execution where tests are automatically updated each time the requirements change, so you can eliminate testing bottlenecks.
Learn how you can optimize your HP ALM investment - with the smallest test cases for maximum coverage, and with the right test data - to get you on your way to a faster, better delivery of high quality applications to market.
Containers have become a huge area of interest in our industry with the introduction of Docker in Microsoft Azure and the announcement of Windows Server containers coming with Windows Server 2016. But have you heard about Turbo containers? Unlike Docker and others, Turbo containers by Spoon are for Server and Desktop applications. They are also super quick as the name suggests. CTO of Algiz Technology Rory Monaghan will provide an introduction to Turbo containers with some cool demos.
J Metz, R&D Engineer for the Office of the CTO, Cisco; Alex McDonald, SNIA-Ethernet Storage Forum Vice Chair, NetApp
When we talk about “Storage” in the context of data centers, it can mean different things to different people. Someone who is developing applications will have a very different perspective than, say, someone who is responsible for managing that data on some form of media. Moreover, someone who is responsible for transporting data from one place to another has their own view that is related to, and yet different from, the previous two.
Add in virtualization and layers of abstraction, from file systems to storage protocols, and things can get very confusing very quickly. Pretty soon people don’t even know the right questions to ask!
How do applications and workloads get the information? What happens when you need more of it? Or faster access to it? Or move it far away? This webinar will take a step back and look at “storage” with a “big picture” approach, looking at the whole piece and attempt to fill in some of the blanks for you. We’ll be talking about:
- Applications and RAM
- Servers and Disks
- Networks and Storage Types
- Storage and Distances
- Tools of the Trade/Offs
The goal of the webinar is not to make specific recommendations, but equip the viewer with information that helps them ask the relevant questions, as well as get a keener insight to the consequences of storage choices.
Richard Fichera, Vice President and Principal Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals at Forrester Research
Server virtualization has driven a radically more efficient computing paradigm, enabling IT organizations to deploy business-enabling applications like mobility, social media, the Internet of Things, big data and collaboration at lightning speed. In the midst of this proliferation of applications and explosion of data, storage costs, complexity, and risk have increased at an unprecedented rate – until now.
What if you could have a single storage architecture that enables you to:
Eliminate the cost and complexity of managing silos of storage
Facilitate different service levels for different workloads on the fly
Realize the full benefit of storage consolidation
Would we have your attention?
Join us for a live webinar with guest analyst Richard Fichera of Forrester Research on the future of storage consolidation, and learn how the Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform can fuel gains in business responsiveness and agility.
David Beeler, Senior Product Strategist, Vision Solutions
How long can you afford to be without data?
45% of businesses surveyed said that they had experienced a data loss in 2014. Downtime can come from any direction, in any form, at any time. Astonishingly, three-quarters of IT professionals say that they have never calculated the hourly cost of downtime.
Join David Beeler as he explores how you can reduce the impact of downtime on your business to near zero, whilst making it easier for you to manage your systems.
Jesse St. Laurent, VP of Product Strategy and Brian Knudtson, Technical Marketing Manager
Jesse St. Laurent, SimpliVity's VP of Product Strategy, presents about the data problem and how the omnicube solves this, allowing customers to achieve 3 times total cost savings and increased performance. Then, Brian Knudtson goes through an in depth demo, showing how SimpliVity's technology works and how the user interacts with the interface.
Dave Grant - VP, Product Marketing, VMware & Guest Speaker Rob Young - Research Mgr, ITSM & Client Virtualization
IDC Announces the Best Vendors for Client Computing Software
In the multi-device workplace, there are many vendors IT can choose from to better manage applications and desktops. So, which vendors offer the best client computing solutions with a commitment to long-term end-user computing innovation?
Find out how a variety of vendors compare and the reasons why VMware has moved into the Leaders category in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing Software 2015 Vendor Assessment.
Join us and learn:
Which vendors are well aligned when it comes to customer needs
Which vendors offer the best client computing solutions with a commitment to long-term end-user computing innovation?
Which vendors have the commitment to providing resources and continued expansion of the EUC infrastructure
The growth of unstructured data, especially files, continues unabated and strains enterprise infrastructure. The problem isn't just storage of growing data, but backing it up, making it available with high performance for users in distributed offices and mobile users, while also providing for disaster recovery. These challenges wreak havoc on staff and budgets.
Software defined storage can make file storage more flexible and responsive and allows management to focus more on the data and less on the underlying hardware. A new approach to NAS takes this one step further combining this concept with cloud storage, while still providing local access, performance and security.
Learn about this new generation of bottom-less, backup-less NAS that makes files accessible anywhere. Cloud NAS solves the challenges of file data storage, costs less to own and manage, and ends the cycle of NAS hardware refreshes forever
Randy Kerns, Senior Strategist and Analyst, Evaluator Group
At the moment, “Storage Virtualization” and “Software Defined Storage” are marketing-led storage buzzwords—but do they represent technologies that have been around for years?
In this presentation, we will cover:
- The real definitions behind the technologies
- Their relationships to one another
- Product offerings for both areas
- Value delivered by the solutions
With the growing adaptation of Software-Defined technologies as the foundation for enterprises’ data centers, private & hybrid clouds and overall IT agility, security infrastructure transformation must take place to efficiently integrate with the Software-Defined ecosystem and become software defined itself. This presentation will highlight the need for Software Defined Security (SD-Security) and Fortinet’s framework to deliver optimized security for the Software Defined IT.
Laurence James, NetApp Products, Alliances and Solutions Manager
Organizations need their IT teams to move ever more quickly to keep pace with the changing needs of business Traditional data centres, with infrastructure silos built around applications, limit responsiveness. Companies struggle with routine IT downtime, spiralling costs, performance challenges, and growing complexity as their operations scale.
Solving this problem requires an IT infrastructure built for agility, one capable of instantly delivering new services, projects, and capacity while keeping costs down. That’s the promise of the software-defined data centre (SDDC). Software-defined storage (SDS) is one of the four SDDC components, as well as Software-defined compute, network, and security. Today there are so many different definitions for the term Software Defined that you can be excused for the confusion it has caused. In the session Laurence James unravels some of the myths surrounding the Software defined craze.
Rich Petersen, Dir Product Marketing, SanDisk; Juan Novella, Product Manager vVOLs, VMware
In this joint webinar, representatives from VMware and SanDisk will discuss VMware’s vision for software-defined storage. You’ll learn how SanDisk’s host-level SSD caching software, which is fully integrated with Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM), to safely and easily accelerate IO between VMs and VMDKs. This allows VMware administrators to vastly improve storage IO performance by cost-effectively delivering flash performance without overhauling or replacing your current storage.
Dr David Soldani, VP Huawei European Research Centre
Join Dr David Soldani, VP Huawei European Research Centre, as he introduces the main ICT challenges and opportunities in EU, 5G vision and main research and innovation initiatives ongoing, globally.
He will describe a multitenant network and services vision and the most important 5G wireless, wireline and media enabling technologies, leveraging emerging technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), High Performance (HPC) and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC). With a special focus given to 5G as the nervous system of the Silver Economy, looking at a better age friendly environment (housing), which can help people live longer, independently and thus reduce costs of long term care. In this context, 5G will be an integral part of the overall solution to the ambient (housing) assisted living concept, where service robots, mobiles, holographic rendering, cars, etc. could be connected using 5G communication technologies. Conclusions will be drawn on the main standardization activities and roadmap towards the IMT for 2020 and beyond.
Jérome Petazzoni, Tinkerer Extraordinaire, Docker Inc.
What's Docker? Why is it popular? What are containers? Why and how are they going to drastically improve how we build, ship, and run applications? How to get started with Docker and containers, and leverage them to achieve faster, safer deployments for software stacks big and small?
In this presentation, Jerome Petazzoni wil answer all those questions (and a few more) to give you a clear overview of Docker and containers, as well as a quick bootstrap to get started with this technology.
Leaping to Software Defined Storage? Make Sure You Can Answer These Questions:
1. Is Software Defined Storage Right For You?
2. What are the Hardware Requirements For Software Defined Storage?
3. How do you Transition To Software Defined Storage?
Join George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and Gavin Mclaughlin, VP of Strategy and Communication with X-IO for this instructive webinar. In this webinar, you will learn the answers to the three key questions, you should ask when considering a software-defined storage strategy.
All Attendees to this webinar will receive an advanced copy of Storage Switzerland's Latest White Paper, "The Hardware Requirements of Software Defined Storage".
Rich Petersen, Dir Product Marketing; Manish Apte, Product Manager
It’s well-known that storage I/O latency is the most common culprit hindering performance and efficiency in virtual computing. And it’s also well-known that using solid-state storage devices (SSDs) instead of hard-disk drives HDDs can significantly reduce this latency. The challenge is to deploy solid-state storage without an expensive forklift upgrade to existing storage systems. Join SanDisk to learn how new technologies enable solid-state storage to be deployed in the server, as a complement to existing storage, delivering flash memory performance at a far lower cost than a storage upgrade.
In this webinar we'll provide a high level overview of VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) and discuss considerations while you build your own VSAN. Join Biswapati Bhattacharjee as he discusses the different reference architectures (RA) we have built in VMware VSAN especially around VDI. Lastly, we'll talk about how SanDisk product portfolio and partnership fits in the VMware VSAN ecosystem.
Eric Tornwall, NetApp; Jerry Gutierrez, IBM; Michael O'Neill, NVIDIA, Jason Danielson, NetApp
When you take rendering horsepower to the cloud with our accelerated, platform-as-a-service virtual desktop infrastructure, the possibilities are endless. And each one involves seamless performance, lower capital costs, rapid on-boarding, and reliable security—with lightning-fast storage, optimized networking, and cutting-edge rendering. Discover how to enable even the most graphically intense tasks from anywhere in this webcast.
Join Bob Plumridge, SNIA Europe Chairman, as he presents a brief overview of the solid state technologies which are being integrated into Enterprise Storage Systems today, including technologies, benefits, and price/performance.
He will then describe where they fit into typical Enterprise Storage architectures today, with descriptions of specific use cases.
Virtualization is no longer a passing trend. Organization deploying it in their servers, desktops, storage and networks are experiencing increased performance and decreased costs, when implemented and managed properly. Join this channel to hear leading experts discuss this maturing technology and how you can create your own software-defined data center.